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Daily Archives: July 30, 2013

Former Vice President and civil engineer dies

Former Vice President in the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR), Steve Narine died on Tuesday in Canada. He was 89. The Public Works Ministry expressed its sadness at the passing of the civil engineer and credited him with playing major roles in the development of public infrastructure. “He has made significant contributions in the field of engineering as well as ...

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Caribbean Airlines staffer arrested for bag of cocaine at CJIA

A Caribbean Airlines staff member, who allegedly generated a tag for a bag that contained cocaine, was Tuesday afternoon arrested by agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU), sources said. The bag was previously said to have been untagged. However, new information has surfaced showing that the CAL check-in counter clerk had allegedly generated three baggage tags in the ...

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GGMC gets its way with anniversary observance

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) on Tuesday claimed victory in preventing the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE) from postponing its 34th anniversary observance. Workers’ representative, John Applewhaite-Hercules confirmed that the event would go ahead as originally planned on July 31 at the Princess Hotel. “It’s approved. We got the approval of the ministry and the ...

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St.Kitts-Nevis halts citizenship sales to Iranians, Afghans

St. Kitts and Nevis has suspended Iranian and Afghanistan nationals from participating in the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme, Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has announced. “I now advise of the Government’s decision to suspend with immediate effect, participation of all Iranian Nationals in our Federation’s Citizenship by Investment Programme. This is regardless of their countries of residence. ...

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Customs officers among four arrested for untagged coke bag at CJIA

Two Customs Officers are among four persons arrested for the discovery of a bag at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport with more than 20 pounds of cocaine, officials said. Customs Officer Anthony Thomas surrendered to the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) in the company of his lawyer one day after a wanted bulletin was issued for him. The other Customs ...

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Law enforcers in Lethem implicated in “hot bikes”

A number of law enforcement officers in the southern Guyanese township of Lethem are being implicated in the smuggling of motorcycles from neighbouring Brazil. An official of the GRA did not immediately accept or return calls, although DemWaves was advised to call Thursday afternoon for a specific reaction. The official had days before said that six smuggled motorcycles haad been ...

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Region Nine Athletic Sports Club has new executive

The Region Nine Athletics Sports Club now has a new executive which hopes to promote elite athletes for national and international meets. The sports club was formed last year by its founder, Sugrim Singh, after visiting Rupununi last year and seeing the potential of athletes there. Rupununi elite athlete Samuel Caitan was one of the many athletes who gained sponsorship ...

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